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Ugo Ehiogu’s young Tottenham players ease sadly back into playing routine

A shirt displayed in memory of former player Ugo Ehiogu

Ugo Ehiogu was 44 years old. Of all of the shocking details about his death, it is the one that hits home with the force of a wrecking ball. Two weeks ago, the former England defender had walked out at the Tottenham Hotspur training complex to coach the club’s under-23 squad. His under-23 squad – the players who loved and respected him.

Ugo Ehiogu is irreplaceable, say Spurs, and his death casts a long shadow

Tottenham Hotspur U21 Manager Ugo Ehiogu

The death of Ugo Ehiogu in the early hours of Friday morning following a cardiac arrest has plunged the footballing world into a state of sadness. The Tottenham Hotspur Under-23 coach had been working on one of the club’s training pitches on Thursday morning when he collapsed. Even as the tributes poured in, it was impossible to make sense of the loss of a universally popular and ostensibly fit 44-year-old.

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A shirt displayed in memory of former player Ugo Ehiogu

Ugo Ehiogu’s young Tottenham players ease sadly back into playing routine

Ugo Ehiogu was 44 years old. Of all of the shocking details about his death, it is the one that hits home with the force of a wrecking ball. Two weeks ago, the former England defender had walked out at the Tottenham Hotspur training complex to coach the club’s under-23 squad. His under-23 squad – the players who loved and respected him.